Police in the UK are investigating the unpleasant and shocking murder of a 15-year-old Ghanaian footballer who is alleged to have been stabbed by his school mate.
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The young Ghanaian whose name has been given as Baptista Adjei was stabbed in his school uniform outside McDonald’s, in Stratford Broadway, at 3.20pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
According to reports by online portal, metro.co.uk paramedics tried to save the life of Baptista but was pronounced dead on the scene of the incident 30 minutes later.
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Police say he was attacked either on his school bus or shortly after he got off. His 15-year-old friend who was also injured is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the police say a suspect whose name is unknown yet handed himself to the East London police station on Friday, October 11.
The Metropolitan Police Department say the yet to be identified suspect remained in custody on suspicion of murder.
Family of young Baptista have described him as a “nice boy” who put smiles on the face of everyone he came across.
According to an aunt, Aretha Adjei, Baptista had phoned his mother Josephine to say he was on his way home just 20 minutes before he was fatally knifed.
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She told the Evening Standard his mum had offered to pick him up from school due to the delays on the DLR route amid Extinction Rebellion protests.
But Baptista said he would catch the bus after school instead, as he wanted to go to McDonald’s with a friend.
“His mother is not coping well. She only has two children. You can’t imagine her pain… He was a fun-loving boy, very popular with everyone in church, everyone in the street knew him,” Aretha said.
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